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A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. Enjoying the podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)

The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick

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    • 4.7, 152 Ratings

A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. Enjoying the podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Sri Sarma ,

Wonderful!

I’m generally very skeptical of histories of ancient India because of how many agendas there are about the subcontinent’s past, left, right or centre. This podcast has so far been an absolute destroyer of my skepticism.

Kit Patrick’s generous and respectful inclusion of original sources means we’re actually hearing the voices of Ancient Indians in a way we don’t usually. His heavy accent sometimes makes it hard for me to understand what the Sanskrit word he’s speaking (e.g., for the longest time I heard ‘Maukhari’ as ‘Malkari’), but nobody is perfect and this is as close to perfect as anyone’s gotten.

And I love the music as much as I love the content!

Kris5385 ,

Kit Patrick is the best !

I am a history buff. I have listened to a lot of history podcasts on topics ranging from Rome and Britain to China. This is by far the best podcast. Kit Patrick’s love for Indian history is apparent. His knowledge is complemented by a really fun and likeable personality. Kit rocks!

from Ohio, USA ,

Great podcast...

Great podcast. Kit has a lot of enthusiasm for the subject. The format is for each season to cover a period of Indian history, then to have several "extra" episodes labeled by letters that go more off-topic, providing background, cultural information for the time period or so forth. As an American familiar only with western history (Greece/Rome/etc), I find the interactions between Greece and India pariticularly interesting. If you are not familiar with Indian history at all going in (as was my case), I highly recomment bookmarking the Wikipedia "History of India" webpage and referring to it frequenty, especially in the first season when you are just getting the geography down.

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